Introduction to Algorithms
The algorithm song, sung to the tune of Frere Jacques, can be used to introduce the words algorithms and debug to key stage 1 children.
The ‘algorithm or advice’ PowerPoint is a mock quiz whereby children use their understanding of algorithms to state whether an image is an algorithm or just advice. Children use the following criteria - does it have a specific goal? - does it have sequenced steps?
The slides can also be printed out and given to children to place into an algorithm/advice sorting diagram. Children can then be encouraged to collect further examples inside or outside of school and add them to the diagram.
Ben Davies is the author of this resource.